Lemon Whiskey Sours with Fresh Cherries
Forget sour mix. Try this cocktail made with fresh lemon juice and cherries.
- 1 lemon wedge
- 1/2 cup superfine sugar, plus more for rims
- 1 3/4 cups whiskey
- 3/4 cup kirsch
- 1 cup fresh lemon juice (from 4 to 5 lemons)
- 4 dashes bitters
- 6 cups small ice cubes, plus more for glasses
- 8 cherries, for garnish
- 8 thin strips lemon zest
Rub lemon wedge on rims of 8 glasses, then dip rims in sugar.
Combine whiskey, kirsch, lemon juice, sugar, bitters, and ice in a pitcher, stirring until sugar dissolves. Divide among ice-filled glasses, garnish each with a cherry and a strip of lemon zest, and serve immediately.